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CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
. what pastor of the affordable care act affects medicaid recipients. >> this is supposed to be a fairly simple question the a fairly simple question to answer. $15,000 and change that we're supposed to secure coverage for anyone. they did not have to be disabled. it is a patchwork of requirements in all of the states and d.c. the supreme court upheld the rest of the law last year saying states could opt out of the extension. about half the states are doing it. host: why only half the states? guest: it is almost entirely a partisan issue. there are a couple of republican governors they got behind this and a few democrats that were not able to get their legislators on board with it. there are a lot of reasons cited by opponents of the expansion. mainly it comes down to money. the government is paying the entire cost of the expansion. states will pick up 10% in future years. for some states, that 10% is more than they wanted to spend. host: we are talking to jeffrey young, health-care reporter for "the huffington post." the number for republicans, 202- 585-3881. democrats, 202-585-3
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
dispute we have. it's whether the affordable care act is having a negative impact on what 29% of beneficiaries have access to or a positivism impact.- positive so when mr. baker and mrs. gold say good things about the program which they have, that is not a continue diction on the other testimony they are offering here. i think it's very consistent. it's just you believe in contrast to the other witnesses here that the affordable care act is actually strengthening and improving the medicare advantage act. my understanding mr. baker is the premium that was offered initially to medicare advantage plans which was i think 114% against what the fee for service rate is was done because the government wanted to incentivize the market and the private health insurance industry to come in and innovate and was successful in doing that. you have 29% of beneficiaries now in those plans show that's happened. but along the way because of good rigorous analysis, we discovered that that premium was no longer justified and in fact was going to some things that really ended up being a waste from the
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
healthcare coverage before, let me give you a few statistics. thanks to the affordable care act, 105 million americans including women are paying less for preventative care. we are investing in keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. 105 million americans are no longer subjected to lifetime limits on their coverage. up to 129 million americans including 17 million kids, 17 million kids who have a pre- existing condition for which they could have been denied coverage are charged more and they are now protected because charging more or denying coverage will be prohibited as of january 1. 7.3 million seniors and people with disabilities who reached the doughnut hole of medicare prescription drug coverage have saved a $.9 billion on prescription drugs. -- $8.9 billion on prescription drugs. this year, those helping a $.5 -- $8.5 billion get money back in their pockets by making sure the premium dollars go to healthcare not overhead or profits. 3.9 billion in premium savings were returned to americans as accountability and transparency policy came through. new
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
in the affordable care act and then others more recently. the first stems from reductions in the fee-for-service spending per se. the second body altercation then tv good benchmark for the fee-for-service and accounting. third, the implications of the health insurance pack that will come online in 2014 which will affect many m.a. plans and further act as a pressure on the ability to provide benefits and forth in the recent requirement cms provider changes in the coding intensity for medicare advantage. the result of the changes are inevitable. first will be fewer plans. estimates range from 60 to 140 in 2014. there are reports of 10,000 cancellation notices and 50,000 in the state of new jersey and these all represent further violations of the pledge if you like your health insurance you can keep it under the affordable care act. there will be fewer enrollees and there will be up to 5 million fewer by 2019 when the cuts are fully implemented. and these reductions are disproportionately borne by low-income americans. estimates are 75% of the impact hit to those making less than $3
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